14 Jun 5 Reasons To Have A Home Inspection Before Buying
When buying a home, the home inspection is a vital part of the buying process. Whether you’re buying your first home or you’ve bought five homes, a home inspection in almost every case is highly recommended. Sheryl Rohen with Top Flite Financial encourages you to get a home inspection when you buy your new home.
Some feel that a home inspection isn’t necessary. Here we have listed some of the key reasons why you should get a home inspection when buying a home.
Don’t judge a home by its exterior. The home may look great on the outside and even on the inside, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t problems with the house. Problems with wiring, plumbing or structural issues may not be visible during a showing and you’ll want to get an expert’s opinion.
Save money. The home inspection costs vary, but in the end the home inspection potentially saves you money. Down the road you may run into problems that cost a fortune but could have been avoided if you had the inspection.
Safety. This gives you the opportunity to thoroughly investigate the home you’re looking to purchase. Some issues found may not be a big deal, and get dealt with later while some may be serious safety issues. Without a home inspection, these safety issues go unnoticed causing potential danger.
Determine deal breakers. This allows you to identify how much additional money or effort you are willing and able to spend to take the home to a condition that is personally acceptable. If you’re unwilling to repair these issues it may be time to look elsewhere.
Negotiating tool. This is a great opportunity to ask for repairs or request a price reduction. If you want to negotiate pricing and issues were found in the home inspection, this is a way to talk about negotiating the price or having the current owners fix items before you move in.